Nasal supratip pilonidal sinus: a rare manifestation

Firamir Bin Zulkifli, Farah Dayana Bintin Zahedi, Ahmad Bin Nordin, Yong Doh Jeing


Pilonidal sinus is widely associated with disease involving the gluteal cleft. Derived from the Latin word (Pilus=hair; nidus=nest), it was first described by Herbert Mayo in 1833. The pathognomonic finding of the pilonidal sinus is the presence of loose hairs in the sinus tract or cavity. We report a case of a fit middle age policeman who developed an unusual chronic discharging sinus over the tip of the nose. A computed tomography (CT) sinogram showed a localized blind subcutaneous tract over the nose. The course of management is discussed with reference to other reported works of literature. The patient was diagnosed to have a subcutaneous sinus over the tip of the nose with the aid of CT sinogram. Surgery was performed to excised the sinus tract through external rhinoplasty approached. Histopathological examination confirmed a sinus tract lined by keratinized stratified squamous epithelium with a tuft of hair. Patient was follow up for another year with no evidence of recurrence.


Pilonidal sinus, Nasal supratip, External rhinoplasty

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